Twenty-seven percent (27%) of voters are not confident that the votes will be properly counted and the correct winners declared in Election 2020. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that total includes 20% who are Not Very Confident and 7% who are Not at All Confident the legitimate winners will be declared in just about every race.
Thirty-two percent (32%) of Independent voters lack confidence in the vote counting process. That skepticism is shared by 28% of Democrats and 20% of Republicans (see crosstab results).
Despite the fairly high level of concern, 74% of voters are at least Somewhat Confident in the electoral process, including 31% who are Very Confident.
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of voters express trust in paper ballots for voting and 76% are comfortable with electronic ballots cast in a supervised election facility. However, only 57% have trust in elections using mail-in ballots and just 32% trust voting by smartphone.
Still, 73% believe just about all voting will be conducted online within 20-25 years.
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted October 15-16, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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